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Bill Simmons, Jalen Rose Join NBA Countdown

After a false start, ESPN has finalized their ESPN/ABC KIA NBA Countdown show by adding Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose, the network formally announced on Thursday.

Originally, Simmons was reportedly going to join Stan Van Gundy on the show, but when FishbowlLA contacted ESPN last month, they were unable to confirm the news. The former Orlando Magic head coach explained last week the reason why he didn’t get the job had to do with NBA commissioner David Stern, who reportedly nixed the idea. Read more

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ESPN’s NBA Countdown Show Moving to LA

Magic Johnson‘s commute during the NBA season just got a whole lot easier.

ESPN’s Kia NBA Countdown show is moving to the network’s Los Angeles Production Center at L.A. LIVE. In previous years, the show originated from New York City and ESPN’s headquarters in lovely Bristol, Conn.

Joining Johnson this season are Michael Wilbon, Jon Barry and newcomer Chris Broussard. Gone from the mix are Stuart Scott and Hannah Storm, as the show won’t have a traditional host, according to the USA Today.

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